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Everybody’s Business – Subscriptions Keep Consumers From Being Outmoded

Posted in General Business by ebs4pos on October 11, 2009

EVERYWHERE you look these days, businesses are selling subscriptions. Cable television, Internet and cellphone services are sold that way. So are business software, office printing and car rentals like Zipcars.

For a business model that was used by publishers of periodicals back in the 17th century, subscriptions seem as functional and popular as ever for a variety of goods and services. Periodicals themselves are suffering — Condé Nast announced last week that it was closing Gourmet and three other magazines — but not because there’s anything wrong with the practice of selling subscriptions.

via Everybody’s Business – Subscriptions Keep Consumers From Being Outmoded – NYTimes.com.

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